Or: Back To The Mac 1
After using only Linux machines for work for the past 5 years, my next machine will be a MacBook. That's why I'm working on improving my development environment on macOS as best as I can now, something that's not really been necessary when using my personal Mac.
First order of business: how do I start the Emacs server and connect to it with the emacsclient?
I'm using Emacs+ from homebrew:
brew install emacs-plus@29
Once installed, it works fine, but neither do Spotlight - or Alfred - see any Emacs.app, nor do I know how to start the server or start multiple clients that connect to it.
I found the solution on the blog of one Alex Balgavy: Setting up Emacs as a daemon on macOS. Then I simplified it for my purposes.
All I needed to do is create a new Automator document of type Application that runs this shell script:
emacsclient -c -a '' >/dev/null 2>&1 &
-c creates a GUI frame, and
-a '' connects to the server named
'' - or starts it if it's not already running.
Every time I call Emacs.app, I get a new fresh Emacs window, just like I'm used to on my Linux machine that runs the Emacs server from systemd.